Robert “Bob” L. Witt

Date posted - June 13, 2013

Robert “Bob” L. Witt, age 80 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 18th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, with Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Monday, June 17th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.

Robert Lee Witt was born March 11, 1933 in Akron, Iowa, the son of Albert and Frances (Smith) Witt. He attended Akron Community Schools and graduated from high school in 1951. In 1953 he entered the U. S. Army and was honorably discharge in 1955, with the rank of Sergeant. He then continued his education at Iowa State College in Ames, IA.

On June 16, 1957 Robert was united in marriage to Joyce Jurgensen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. He graduated from Iowa State in 1958 with a degree in Agriculture Education. The couple moved to Rock Rapids, IA later that year, while Robert taught for 4 years at the Rock Rapids Community School. He then worked the next 51 years at Rock Rapids State Bank, presently known as Frontier Bank, serving on Board of Director until his death.

Robert was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids. He also served on Rock Rapids City Council and City Municipal Utilities Board. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping with family and traveling with Joyce.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Witt of Rock Rapids, IA; two sons, Bryan (Mary Jo) Witt and Brad (Cindy) Witt, both of Rock Rapids, IA; eight grandchildren, Tina (Kevin) Fluit, Khristy (Ryan) Funk, Kyle (Marie) Brower, Brandon Witt, Mickee Witt, Alex Harr, Makayla Witt, and Brevin Witt, all of Rock Rapids, IA; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylee Fluit, Katrina Fluit, Kenley Fluit, Keaton Funk, Elliott Funk, Cullen Funk and Khoryn Funk, all of Rock Rapids, IA; and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Frances Witt; one brother, Richard Witt; and one granddaughter, Kelsey Ellen Witt.

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